5 October – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Robert D. Gilbert has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Gilbert, most recently with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in New York, is an experienced trial lawyer, specializing in IP disputes and sophisticated commercial cases.
Guy Halgren, firm chair said, “We’re pleased to welcome Bob to the firm. His addition continues a period of unprecedented growth for New York in a variety of practice areas. In September alone, we added four partners to a number of practice groups, including: Antitrust, Corporate, and Finance & Bankruptcy.”
“Sheppard Mullin is a great firm with an excellent reputation. I am impressed with the expansion of the New York office, as well as the quality of attorneys here and throughout the firm. I look forward to being a part of the growth and success of the office,” commented Gilbert.
Gary Clark, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, stated, “Bob brings a wealth of trial experience to the firm, including significant experience in trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret disputes. He will establish the IP practice in New York and add to the teamwork within that office and between offices.”
Gilbert’s experience in litigating intellectual property disputes has included trademark infringement, patent infringement, software licensing, trade secret, and copyright infringement matters. In federal courts in seven states, he has won numerous injunctions on behalf of manufacturers, retailers and a prominent national association, including one such trademark victory which opened a national market for a retail chain. On behalf of computer software companies, Gilbert has resolved on very favorable terms vigorously contested lawsuits and arbitrations concerning copyright infringement and licensing issues. In each of those cases, he successfully obtained both injunctive and monetary relief against the defendants.
Gilbert received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1982 and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1977.
About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 435 attorneys in nine offices located throughout California and in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm’s California offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and San Diego. Sheppard Mullin provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a wide range of practice areas, including Antitrust, Corporate and Securities; Entertainment and Media; Finance and Bankruptcy; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate/Land Use; Tax/Employee Benefits/Trusts & Estates; and White Collar Defense. The firm was founded in 1927.